Sing a Little Song

Sing a Little Song

by Desmond Dekker
     
 
Desmond Dekker was one of the first Jamaican singers to break rocksteady and reggae into the world market when "Israelites" became a surprise international pop hit in 1968, and as this three-disc set released by Shakedown Records shows, his high, expressive tenor has lost none of its vitality since. Disc one consists of re-recordings of

Overview

Desmond Dekker was one of the first Jamaican singers to break rocksteady and reggae into the world market when "Israelites" became a surprise international pop hit in 1968, and as this three-disc set released by Shakedown Records shows, his high, expressive tenor has lost none of its vitality since. Disc one consists of re-recordings of several of his best songs, including "Israelites" and "007 (Shanty Town)," done in 2004, while the second disc captures some of the same songs from a live London show from 2002. The third disc is a DVD featuring a nearly 50-minute interview with Dekker filmed in July of 2004. Die-hard fans will want Sing a Little Song for the video segment especially, but casual listeners are probably better off picking up one of the single-disc collections that feature the original recordings of these songs.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/02/2005
Label:
Recall Records Uk
UPC:
0802644900223
catalogNumber:
2

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. 007 (Shanty Town)
  2. Don't Blame Me
  3. Hippopotamus
  4. Intensified
  5. Israelites
  6. It Mek
  7. Jamaican Ska
  8. Nincompoup
  9. Opportunity
  10. Pickney Gal
  11. Pretty Africa
  12. Problems
  13. Rudy Got Soul
  14. Sabotage
  15. Sing a Little Song
  16. The More You Live
  17. You Can Get It If You Really Want
  18. Unity
  19. Where Did It Go
  20. Wise Man

Disc 2

  1. Cherry Oh Baby
  2. Honour Your Mother and Father
  3. Get Up Edina
  4. Good Loving
  5. It Mek
  6. King of Ska
  7. Halfway to Paradise
  8. Rude Boy Train
  9. Sing a Little Song
  10. Medley: 007 (Shanty Town)/All I Have to Do Is Dream/Baby Come Back/Pass
  11. Day-O
  12. Israelites
  13. You Can Get It If You Really Want

Disc 3

  1. DVD Interview with Desmond Dekker

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Desmond Dekker   Primary Artist,Vocals
George Dekker   Background Vocals
Leroy Green   Drums,Background Vocals
Eddie "Tan Tan" Thornton   Trumpet
Delroy Williams   Background Vocals
Steve L. Roberts   Guitar
Michael Lee   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Desmond Dekker   Composer,Producer
Eric Donaldson   Composer
Leslie Kong   Composer
Michael Campbell   Engineer
Desmond Dacres   Composer
Delroy Williams   Producer
Jet Martin Celmins   Liner Notes,Interviewer
Bryon Lee   Composer

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